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A Letter to the Faithful Regarding Development of a COVID-19 Vaccine A Letter to the Faithful Regarding Development of a COVID-19 Vaccine

A Letter to the Faithful Regarding Development of a COVID-19 Vaccine

Monday 14 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli A Letter to the Faithful Regarding Development of a COVID-19 Vaccine  Friends, I take this opportunity on the Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross to share the perspective of the Catholic Church in Australia to development of a vaccine for COVID-19. Many Catholics have sought advice from the bishops about the ethics of a vaccine, which has been discussed widely in Australia in recent weeks. Early in September I met with the Federal Health Minister to discuss vaccines for COVID-19, following a letter I wrote to the Prime Minister in...

'Forgive. It is the way of God to our hearts' (Homily, 24th Sunday in OT)

Sunday 13 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
 
Homily: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) | Like just about every married couple, my mum and dad had their moments. Usually it was a flare up triggered over something each had said or did without thought or intent. And just about always it was all over pretty quickly. Mum and dad seemed to have absorbed into their married life the Pauline dictum: “Do not let the sun set on your anger.” (Eph 4.26)

 

Caring for Those Facing Sickness and Death: Statement from Archbishop Comensoli

Friday 11 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Caring for Those Facing Sickness and Death: The seriousness and duration of the COVID-19 Pandemic has worn heavily, and stretched and challenged each and every person. On behalf of the Catholic community of Melbourne, I express my gratitude for the Premier’s confirmation this morning that ministers of religion may visit the sick and the dying in hospitals, care facilities and homes. This is a fundamental obligation of Catholic clergy to people in their time of need, and an expectation not only of our people, but for many who are struggling to be present with their loved-ones in their last days.

 

Protecting God's Children Parent Resource

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Professional Standards Unit 

As children’s first and most enduring educators, parents are best placed to begin conversations with their children in an age and developmentally appropriate way. Protecting God’s Children Parent Resource: A Catholic Parent’s Guide to Keeping Their Kids Safe is a protective behaviours resource aimed at supporting Catholic parents of children aged 5-12 years old. The resource helps parents teach children a range of important personal safety skills, supports the development of emotional intelligence skills and promotes a child’s understanding of the right to feel safe through engaging activities and storybooks.

 

 

Putting Children First: Child Protection Week 2020

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Communications Office
 
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Child Protection Week (6-12 September). This year’s theme, 'Putting Children First', chosen by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN), underscores the need to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children in all aspects of our community and family life. The occasion is of great significance for the Catholic Church in Australia as it emphasises the need for a continuous commitment to effectively safeguard children, young people, and vulnerable adults. Partnered with the commitment to safeguard those most at risk, the Church also acknowledges the devastating harm caused by the sexual abuse of children by priests, religious and lay people within Catholic settings. 
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